To save the wild orangutan we must halt deforestation in Indonesia.
Luckily, the movement to protect forests is growing. But we can’t wait. We need to act now to stop this. We're stepping up our campaign to force palm oil suppliers to end this appalling destruction, but we need your help raising the funds to do it.
Will you chip in to help save orangutan habitat and support all of Greenpeace’s work to protect the environment?
Two years ago, when our campaign forced some of the biggest players in the palm oil industry to agree to stop destroying forests, I was overjoyed. Finally, we thought, rainforests would get the protections they so badly needed.
But since then, the industry has dragged its heels. Not only have key companies failed to follow through on their pledges, Greenpeace investigators have now revealed deforestation appears to actually be getting *worse*.
We need to challenge the culture of secrecy that's enabling the industry to get away with this. Here’s how we’re going to do it:
- Work with hundreds of thousands of people all over the globe to demand brands live up to their zero deforestation policies with transparent commitments, concrete timelines and real actions.
- Call on the Indonesian government to release the maps we need to expose who is destroying rainforests — and where.
- Use cutting-edge satellite technology, we'll be able to hold companies to account and make sure they can't hide their destruction any longer.
Coming face-to-face with a wild orangutan a few years ago was one of the most wonderful experiences of my life. I can't bear the thought that the next generation might grow up in a world without these incredible animals living in the wild; that after millions of years on this earth, they might be lost forever in the blink of an eye — all in the name of corporate greed.
But I am convinced that, with your support, we can save Indonesia's rainforests, and the orangutans that depend on them. After all, eight years ago a Greenpeace campaign just like this one compelled Brazil's soy industry to stop destroying the Amazon.
Let's do it again in Indonesia. Donate now to help end palm oil deforestation — and save one of our closest relatives, the orangutan, from extinction.
Thank you — it means so much to know you're standing with me in this campaign.
Forest Campaign Director, Greenpeace USA